'Fantasia' is a strong growing aechmea hybrid that can get up to 3' tall with an upright vase-shaped rosette of stiff green leaves with gray striations. The impressive, symmetrical flower spike rises above the leaves and and features canary yellow florets subtended by large, showy, bright pink bracts that fold down as they open. 'Fantasia' prefers partial shade.
Aechmea is a large genus of mostly epiphytic bromeliads. The plants form broad rosettes of arching leaves with a central "tank" or reservoir for collecting water. Because of their sparse root system, bromeliads demand a well-drained soil. In heavy soil areas, till the planting area and incorporate compost and topsoil prior to planting. Care should be taken to ensure that the central "tank" always has some water in it through overhead irrigation or rainwater. Bromeliads in general dislike heavy fertilization.
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